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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist-Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Office drawings

Ben Sendy-Smithers

04 September 2015–26 September 2015

Ben Sendy-Smithers recently had a temporary office job. That isn’t usual for him.

When making notes in order to better understand, inform and dictate the various tasks at hand, Sendy-Smithers was struck by the possible poetics of fragmented information removed from it’s original context and read by an audience from a generally different area of aptitudes.

Drawing as a physical imprint of ideas functions differently artistically to how it does in a more utilitarian sense. As the notes were taken as “mere” steps towards completing the actual assignment, they existed in a space where they could be seen to be somewhat free from their real life obligations, this body of work  exalts that aspect and takes it further by removing itself from a context where they may have been more easily readable as what they were.

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  • Ben Sendy-Smithers is an artist interested in the “fixing” of incomplete forms and ideas. Their reading simply as they appear is used as the starting point for interpretation. Sendy-Smithers uses drawing and photography to create and explore these conditions.